Head Coach Nathan Faulk
Nathan Faulk begins his first season on the sidelines of the Laney High School Buccaneers replacing long time Head Coach Fred Lynch, who served as the Bucs coach for 26 years.Faulk comes from South View High School in Fayetteville, NC where he guided the 2012 Tiger team to a 3rd place finish in the Mid South Conference and 2nd Round Playoff appearance, the first playoff appearance and winning season for the Tigers in 7 seasons.Prior to South View, Faulk took his first varsity coaching position at South Columbus High School, his alma mater from 2004-2008. In 2008 he took the Stallions to a 2nd round State Playoffs appearance and 2nd place finish in the Waccamaw Conference.It was the first playoff appearance and winning season for the Stallions in 7 seasons.Faulk began his coaching career prior to South Columbus at Laney High School in 2000 and served as Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity under Fred Lynch until 2004.During Faulk’s coaching stints he coachedBryant Edwards (South Columbus) who went on to play at Milligan College and Rian Holland (South View) who has committed to play at Wichita State University.Faulk will begin his 9th year as a varsity coach this season, a native of Columbus County, he is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Assistant Head Coach Seneca Redwood-Sawyerr
Seneca Redwood-Sawyerr began coaching at Laney High School in 2001 as a JV Boy's Basketball Assistant Coach under Nathan Faulk until 2004. He continued to coach as an assistant at the JV level under Head Coach Aaron Livengood until 2007. In 2008, Coach Redwood got promoted to Varsity Boy's Basketball assistant under the longtime head coach, Fred Lynch and is entering his 12th season in the basketball program. Redwood is also coaching his 8th season as the Assistant Coach for the Laney Girl's Volleyball team, under legendary Head Coach Ruby Sutton. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Coach Redwood is the son of Chris and Chrstiana Redwood-Sawyerr and has a younger sister named Iris.
Lee Jones - Varsity Assistant Coach
Lee enters his first season as an Assistant in the Buccaneer program. A former three year starting guard for the Buccaneers under Coach Fred Lynch, Lee was a Two-time All- Mideastern 3A/4A Conference Selection, First Team All Area as a Senior and was named Laney's Male Athlete of the Year. Lee was a part of the Wilmington Warriors AAU program coached by Nathan Faulk & Seneca Redwood-Sawyer & was also named All Conference as a Shortstop on the baseball diamond. After graduating in 2004, Lee went on to play college ball at Catholic University in Washington, DC.
On Laney Basketball
"We have great Tradition here at Laney that was built by great people. There is something special about putting on that Laney jersey for the first time. I am really excited to be a part of the program as a Coach and look forward to working with all the players and staff"
Lee is the son of Glen and Judy Jones. He has two sisters Jenna (30) & Justine (22) both who graduated from Laney High School. Lee is currently an Account Manager for an International Logistics Company,Trinity Shipping.
Head Junior Varsity Coach Jacob Valentino
Jake Valentino is beginning his first season as the JV Laney basketball coach. He has been coaching and teaching for the past 5 years in Onlsow and Pender counties. He is a transplant from Ohio who studied at Bowling Green State University. While living in North Carolina he attended ECU for his Masters Degree. Coach Valentino is looking forward to working with the coaching staff and students to continue Laney's strong traditions in their basketball program.
Assistant Junior Varsity Coach George Faulk
George Faulk began his High School coaching career at Laney High School in 2007
Assistant Coach Dante Calabria
Laney Basketball would like to welcome our newest addition to our staff, Dante Calabria. Dante played for the University of North Carolina legendary coach Dean Smith, winning the National Championship in 1993 as a freshman in the infamous Chris Webber timeout game. Dante returned back to the Final Four in 1995. Dante has played professionally overseas for 15 years and is a former assistant at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dante also ranks 5th All Time at UNC for 3-Point FG%. We are delighted and excited to have Dante in our program.
Assistant Coach Domique Owens
Laney Basketball would like to welcome another addition to our staff, Domique Owens. He comes from Triton High School where he was Head JV Coach. He played for current Head Coach TJ Morrison, during his three-year stint at Triton. We were a combined 70-13 during his stay. He also coached JV his final year, and played varsity basketball fro 3 years at Midway High School. We are excited to have Coach Owens in our basketball family.